Three-star 2022 wideout Jaden Mangham picked up a pair of in-state Big Ten offers last week, one from the University of Michigan and the other from Michigan State.
The 6-foot-3, 185 pound Wylie E. Groves (Franklin, Mi) prospect told Maize n Brew he had a great conversation with offensive coordinator Josh Gattis. “He liked my size and speed and my playmaking ability, and if I continue to work hard I could be really special,” Mangham said.
Gattis has coached great collegiate receivers such as Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt), Chris Godwin (Penn State), and Jerry Jeudy (Alabama) in the past, a fact Mangham is fully aware of. “I think he’s a very knowledgeable coach that has had some great receivers under his watch and he’s the OC as well so his overall knowledge is out of this world,” Mangham said. “I definitely believe he is the type of person and coach who could take my game to a whole other level.”
Jaden is the younger brother of Colorado running back Jaren Mangham, and had a chance to meet Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh when Jaren was being recruited by the Wolverines. “I met him when my brother Jaren went up there for a visit. It’s amazing how everything comes full circle,” Mangham said. “I think that coach Harbaugh is a great coach and brings excitement wherever he goes.”
Mangham currently has 20 offers but being offered by in-state programs like Michigan and Michigan State has him excited. “It’s always exciting to be offered by your in state schools and when this pandemic is over I’m sure I’ll make my way up to both schools and build on those relationships.”